ECHA ponders restriction on organophosphate flame retardants

Substances used heavily in UK furniture and baby products should be restricted due to posing a risk of cancer to children, says the European Chemicals Agency

Organophosphate flame retardants, particular in baby mattresses, could pose a risk of cancer to children, says ECHA. Photograph: Sunagatov Dmitry/123RFThe European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is considering restricting the use of four forms of organophosphate flame retardant (OPFR) in baby products and residential furniture.

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